July 17th 1875
My dear Sir
I am in daily hope of seeing you as I thought you proposed coming to London – An American Assyriologist named Rev. Selah Merrill <1> is anxious to po
ssess a copy of the third part of your Glossary <2> and I promised to ask you to give him one, could you do so? If you like I will forward it to him he is now in Palestine.
We have finished the Vol IV of Cun. Inscrip and I will post you proofs in a few days, I expect the volume will be issued next month
Yours very truly
H. Fox Talbot Esq
[envelope, blindstamped "British Museum" on flap:]
H. Fox Talbot Esqre
1. Rev Selah Merrill (b. 1837), explorer, archaeologist and diplomat.
2. WHFT, "Contributions towards a Glossary of the Assyrian Language," Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland; part I, n.s. v. 3, 1868, pp. 1-64: part II, n.s. v. 4, 1870, pp. 1-80; part III, n.s. v. 6, 1873, pp. i-lxxx. This series was also issued as three offprints bound into one in 1874.